Kelly Olynyk is coming alive at exactly the right time. He needs to ensure that the Celtics’ tank is unharmed, while also providing a glimmer of hope for next year. If he can score a bunch in the last game, it can then be inferred that he will do similarly well next season.
The Celtics’ fanbase will be divided, not over whether Kelly is good or not, but over how big of a leap he will make next year. 15 points per game? 20? Fringe All-Star candidate? No leap is too small. Pictures will be photoshopped showing him stepping onto the moon from off the lunar lander, signifying a “giant leap”, but not for mankind. For Kelly Olynyk. The moon itself will be green. Maybe some championship banners in the background.
If no one photoshops such an image I will do it myself.